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JBL MR18.5 Silver AM/FM Radio Receiver CD Player Waterproof Marine Stereo

Code: 52249      Last Updated: 2018-05-07 17:41:37 By Rock The Boat
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Product Details:

This stereo will play standard audio CDs and also CDs burned with MP3 or WMA files. You can easily fit a dozen albums in MP3 format on one CD! In addition, the rear RCA Aux inputs can be used to patch in the audio from iPods, iPhones, MP3 players or smart phones. You can also use the MILBTREC Bluetooth accessory (sold separately) to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled device.

Thoroughly developed for the marine environment with circuit boards that are encapsulated in a newly developed PUC moisture coating which dramatically improve reliability. Unlike the coating used by most companies in the marine industry, PUC coating is visible under a black light. This makes it possible to visually inspect every unit to make sure that the circuit board has been fully covered!

IMPORTANT: This version of the MR18 stereo is NOT Sirius satellite ready, contrary to what is shown in the owners manual. Also it is not compatible with any wired remote controls (wireless only)
  • Waterproof faceplate resists rain and splashing
  • Wireless remote ready (requires MIL-RF9 remote sold separately)
  • 180 watts peak power (4 channels x 45 watts)
  • 1 pair of RCA preamp outputs for sending a clean signal to an amplifier
  • Flip down waterproof face covers the CD slot
  • ESP Electronic Shock Protection vitually eliminates CD skipping
  • Rear RCA Aux Inputs to attach MP3 player, iPod, etc. (adapter required)
  • Positive LCD display
  • Rotary encoder for convenient control
  • Bass/treble/balance controls
  • Preamp fader control
  • Electronic volume control
  • Random/repeat play
  • Intro scan
  • Beep tone support
  • Chassis Installation size:
    7 1/8"W x 2 1/8"H x 6 3/4"D
  • Faceplate size:
    8 3/8"W x 2 3/4"H x 1 9/16"D
  • 1 year manufacturers warranty

Download manual or factory spec sheet

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 reviews
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5/5 Stars
Submitted by , WV

Works great and sounds great. Worth it if you want a basic stereo with a waterproof faceplate. I use it with the wireless remote.

4/5 Stars
Submitted by , SW FL

Not the latest technology, but works great for a basic radio with CD player. Pulls in lots of FM stations. Great service from Matt, too.

2/5 Stars
Submitted by , Texas

I chose this product 5 years ago when I was laying my boat out and it turned out to be junk. The original one was replaced when boat was brought back to shop for 10 hour service 2 months later because cracked bottom right side and could only tune to the right. The replacement lasted almost a year before doing the same thing but luckily company stood behind product and replaced it again. About 6 months later current one cracked yet again in the same spot and acted the same. To this day it still functions the same as previous 2 only able to tune upwards.

I know the salt water is hard on stuff but dang this is suppose to be designed to take it and boat gets washed and stored in a barn when not in use.

Retailers note: This model was updated in 2012 and we have experienced very few manufacturing defects since then.
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